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Fall 2017
LAW815  A  SOCIAL IMPACT ADVOCACY PRACTICUM

Course Description
Connected to the advanced seminar on social impact advocacy, this two-credit practicum also is designed to build on the 1L elective that introduces key issues and concepts for social justice problem solving, as well as for effective responses to systemic injustice. This practicum allows students, working in small teams under faculty supervision, to design and execute a systemic justice project framed by the principles and practices of social impact advocacy to address a “real-life” systemic problem of special interest to students. To fulfill this hands-on practicum, students must complete a minimum of 80 (and a maximum of 100) approved working hours on their self-selected project (to focus on experiential fieldwork, the practicum does not meet regularly as a class). Students enrolled in this practicum must have completed the 1L elective (or other foundations course for the Social Justice Concentration) unless waived by the teaching faculty upon timely written request, and must be co-enrolled this same semester in the advanced seminar on social impact advocacy.

Course Schedule
None

Course Frequency

Course Information

Credits: 2
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite: Social Impact Advocacy 1L elective (or other “foundations” course for the Social Justice Concentration) unless waived upon request (see above).
Corequisite: Social Impact Advocacy Seminar.
Method of Evaluation: Completion of hours and community project.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
General
Special Attributes:
New Course
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None

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Professor(s)

VALDES, FRANK


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Contact Information:
Email: fvaldes@law.miami.edu
Phone: (305)284-1780
Office: G369